39 days in Newcastle & Cape York Itinerary

39 days in Newcastle & Cape York Itinerary

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39 days in Newcastle & Cape York Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 21 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Bamaga
— 16 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney

21
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Newcastle Museum and Gosford Regional Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: The Entrance Heritage Walk (in The Entrance), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and East Maitland (Morpeth Museum & Maitland Gaol). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, stroll through Newcastle Beach, and learn about winemaking at Peterson House.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newcastle journey builder tool .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Newcastle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Maitland, Nelson Bay, Palm Beach, Nulkaba
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Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

16
nights
Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Jardine River National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Roko Pearls in Seisia (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bamaga trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Newcastle to Bamaga with the Route module. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Seisia
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls

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